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San Jose’s Green Vision

San Jose’s Green Vision

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  1. San Jose’s Green Vision Implementing an aggressive Zero Waste agenda with dueling priorities, shrinking resources, and nation-wide competition Programs to Zero 2008 California Resource Recovery Association Conference August 4, 2008 Jo Zientek Deputy Director Integrated Waste Management

  2. Green Vision 202210 goals for driving economic environmental transformation • Create 25,000 Clean Tech jobs • Reduce per capita energy use by 50 percent • Receive 100 percent of our electrical power from clean renewable sources • Build or retrofit 50 million square feet of green buildings • Divert 100% of our waste from landfills & convert waste to energy • Recycle or beneficially reuse 100% of our waste water • Adopt a General Plan for sustainable development • Entire public fleet vehicles run on alternative fuels • Plant 100,000 new trees & replace streetlights with smart, zero emission lighting • Create 100 miles of interconnected trails

  3. San José Positioned for Success • Existing & Planned Processing Facilities • Regional Solutions • Solid Waste Service Contracts • Strategic Master Planning

  4. Two Permitted Composting Facilities One MSW Processing Facility Three single-stream MRFs Largest Nor Cal E-Waste Processor Seven C&D Processing Facilities Three Landfills Existing Private InfrastructureSan José

  5. Private Infrastructure Opportunities • New Zanker MRF • 5,000 tons per day • Newby Island Landfill • Guadalupe & Kirby Canyon Landfills

  6. San Jose’sEnvironmental Services Department • 500 Employees • Wastewater Management • Potable & Recycled Water Retailer • Watershed Protection • Integrated Waste Management • Office of Sustainability

  7. SJ Treatment Plant Lands Unique Opportunity

  8. Zanker Newby Island Plant Master PlanAn Example of Sustainable Planning Plant Lands

  9. Plant Master PlanPublic Infrastructure

  10. County-wide HHW Drop-Off C&D Salvage Retail Center for Environmental Non-Profits & Education LEED Platinum Certification Public Infrastructure Las Plumas Master Plan

  11. Target “underperforming” Waste Streams Diversify Processing Infrastructure Strategic RFP’s–At Least 75% Diversion Leverage City Assets Lead with City Operations Zero Waste - Strategies

  12. Garbage Generation Drives Revenues General Fund Structural Deficit Zero WasteRevenue Challenges

  13. Private/Public Partnerships Regional Facilities Leverage Funded Capital Improvement Projects Economic Development & Jobs Funding Zero Waste

  14. Methane from Landfill Co-generation fuel Fats, Oil, and Grease Energy from Waste - Now

  15. Foodwaste in Digesters Alternative – long haul for co-gen Biosolids Energy from Waste - Next

  16. New 2007 Residential Routes & Equipment Commercial System Redesign Local Processing Infrastructure Sustainable Waste Management San Jose Reduces GHG’s

  17. Master Plan Development Commercial and C&D System Redesign Evaluate Backend Processing Zero Waste-Next Twelve Months

  18. Sustainable San José